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Swanage Blues Festivals attract thousands of blues fans each March and October where superb music, drinking, eating, dancing, fun and laughter spreads across the town and beyond, starting on Friday lunchtime and going on till Sunday evening. e first festival was in March 2001 where it started as a birthday party in a nightclub and from there rapidly expanded into a Swanage Town event with more pubs and restaurants joining in we take a closer look at this local weekend long event.

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BalletBoyz® are back in town. With e Times already claiming that “BalletBoyz occupies boyband territory”, the award-winning, internationally renowned and hugely popular group of male dancers will be returning to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday February 23rd with the TALENT 2013, which has already received glowing reviews from the national newspaper critics.

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Southampton Orienteering Club is hosting a regional event at Kings Garn Gutter in the New Forest on Sunday 17th March. More than 200 competitors are expected to participate in this challenging race that forms part of the South Central Orienteering League. Orienteering is a sport which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills - we look at the skill behind the unique sport. A busy year for the RNLI in the south west was affected by the second wettest year on record. e poor conditions are particularly reflected in the lifeguard statistics which are down on 2011 and 2010. e volunteer lifeboat crews in the region launched 1,507 times and the RNLI lifeguards dealt with 10,216 incidents. RNLI lifeboats across the south west launched 81 fewer times than in 2011 but the charity’s volunteer crews rescued 1,609 people, 38 more than in the previous year. RNLI lifeguards assisted 11,670 people, down by nearly 2,000 on 2011.

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e Meon Valley Charity Golf Day is a regular fixture in the charity’s fundraising calendar and often sees up to 50 people raising money for the hospice while enjoying an informal and enjoyable day of golf. e club, located close to Southampton, features 18 championship holes situated throughout the beautiful Hampshire countryside. e par 71 course steers its way through an ancient English oak forest, offering tree-lined fairways, large bunkers and natural water hazards. On the day itself, golfers will be greeted with tea, coffee and bacon rolls before they head out onto the course. After completing the 18 holes, they are welcomed back to the bar for drinks before dinner is served. During the course of the evening a raffle will be held and the winning team will be announced. Enjoy your issue and we look forward to seeing you in March.

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THE SWANAGE BLUES FESTIVAL CALLING ALL HISTORICAL PICTURES! DORESET BUTTONS PART 2 BALLETBOYZ ARE IN TOWN ORIENTEERING – A SKILLED SPORT LOCAL ARTIST EXHIBITION HERE BE DRAGONS STEPTOE & SON PERFORM INTRODUCE YOU CHILD TO BIRD WATCHING GET MORE OUT OF YOUR LIFE MAGAZINE! RNLI RELEASE FIGURES BELLOWHEAD PERFORMANCES PLAYING A ROUND FOR CHARITY

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WINTER PROOF YOUR WEDDING THE FURLONG OPEN DAY

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DAVID BECKHAM & BREITLING

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CLEANSE YOUR CLOSET SOMETHING FOR YOUR VALENTINE

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HAVE A HAPPY HEART SPRING/SUMMER TRENDS WITH SCISSORS EAT YOURSELF BEAUTIFUL THE DREAM DETOX

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ANTIQUES WITH JOHN BLY SPECIAL INTERIOR DESIGN GO NATURAL IMPROVE, DON’T MOVE

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THE EVOQUE FROM WESTOVER CELEBRATING ASTON MARTIN: 100 YEARS

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WHAT’S ON LIGHTHOUSE POOLE WEDDING EXHIBITION Wedding Exhibition to be held at this Contemporary well known venue in Dorset. 11am - 3pm Fashion Shows at 12noon & 2pm With upto 85 local wedding suppliers.£2 admission or FREE by invitation Refreshments are available in the grounds. Collect your FREE Wedding Daze directory. 11am - 3pm Fashion Shows at 12noon & 2pm £2 admission or FREE by invitation For information on exhibiting call Tammy on 01202 741650 21 Kingland Road Dorset BH15 1UG. Sunday 17 Feb 2013 www.weddingdaze.co.uk GET READY TO PUCKER UP THIS VALENTINE’S DAY IN POOLE A love-themed photo booth hits the Dolphin shopping centre to celebrate the day of love this year. e booth, supplied by Wimbourne-based company, Smiley Booth, will offer shoppers the chance to get their picture taken, photo-booth style, and keep the snaps, for free. e centre is also offering those who partake, the chance to upload their photo to the Facebook page, the most lovable picture will win a Valentine-themed goody bag worth £50. With more than 120 shops to choose from, the Dolphin shopping centre is the ideal place to pick up that gift for a loved-one this Valentine’s Day. From food to tantalise the taste buds from M&S, a gorgeous outfit for a night on the town from New Look, Topshop or River Island or make up for a captivating look from Beales. FREE Poole Dolphin Centre Dorset BH15 1SZ. ursday 14 Feb 2013 WHOLE LOTTA LED/LED ZEPPELIN CONCERT e new look Whole Lotta Led are one of the biggest tribute acts in the UK and an established professional Led Zeppelin tribute band. e band has undergone some big changes in line-up of late but with incredible effect and are getting fantastic reviews. In comes Lee Pryor on Vocals, 6

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Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica. David Wykeham-George on Keyboards/2nd Guitar/Vocals and Charlie Hart on Drums to join remaining members Nick Ferris on Lead Guitar/Acoustic Guitar/eramin and Geoff Hunt on Bass Guitar and Mandolin. e band can now recreate the sounds of Led Zeppelins original studio and live albums to an astonishing level of musicianship. Come and check out this amazing band - you will be dazed but not confused! You can be sure Whole Lotta Led will deliver a great concert Doors: 6pm Admission: £11 www.o2academybournemouth.co.uk BOURNEMOUTH - e Old Fire Station, 36 Holdehurst Road, Bournemouth Dorset BH8 8AD Friday 22 Feb 2013 wholelottaled.co.uk/index.html RIVERSIDE BLUES BAND AT THE LORD NELSON, POOLE QUAY 3PM - 6PM Old School R'n'B....with just a hint of ACDC....... 3pm - 6pm Free Entry e Lord Nelson, Poole Quay, Poole Dorset BH15 1HJ Sunday 17 Feb 2013 www.riversidebluesband.co.uk THE CUMBERLAND HOTEL WEDDING & CIVIL PARTNERSHIP EXHIBITION 11:45am - 4:00pm Also featuring the Suncliff and Cliffeside Hotel. Wedding fashion show 2:00pm Fantastic promotions on the day Special wedding deals available on the day Why not book our famous Sunday roast? Available 12:30 - 2:00pm - 01202 290 722 Free admission For exhibition stand info please call Lisa or Brian on 01202 29 83 50 11:45am - 4:00pm 01202 29 83 50 - ask for Lisa or Brian Sunday roast - 12:30 - 2:00pm - call 01202 290 722. East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth Dorset BH1 3AF Sunday 3 Mar 2013 www.cumberlandbournemouth.co.uk TWICE AS NICE! NEARLY NEW SALE AT WINTON METHODIST CHURCH Join us for a fantastic selection of nearly new maternity, baby and children's items. If you love

designer and high street items at a fraction of the original cost, you'll love our sales! Entry is £1 per adult, children FREE! We have gorgeous cakes and refreshments on sale and goody bags for the first 50 fabulous buyers. If you'd like to hire a table to sell on your items, visit www.2asnice.com Table hire is £10 and you keep all the cash you make on the day. Booking is simple and instant! If you would like to come be involved in our sales as a small business, and get the chance to network with our amazing client base, our opportunities to do this start from £10. Please get in touch if you need any information, or follow us on facebook at Twice as nice! Bournemouth. £1 per adult and children are FREE 2.30pm - 4.00pm Contact Kerry on 07806516675 for any queries. Winton Methodist Church, Alma Road, Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1DE Dorset BH9 1DE. Saturday 23 Feb 2013, Sat 30 Mar www.2asnice.com SINGING AUDITIONS IN BOURNEMOUTH Venue: Carrington Hotel, Bournemouth Date: 17/2/13 TEENAGE SINGERS WANTED IN BOURNEMOUTH: TEENSTAR SINGING AUDITIONS IN BOURNEMOUTH Singing audition in Bournemouth: Teenage singers wanted for the launch of an exciting new singing competition Bournemouth for teenagers and pre-teens is being launched this week with teens all around the UK set to get involved in a fantastic opportunity to get their name out there. e brand new singing competition in Southampton for teenagers and pre-teens, TeenStar, is being brought to you by Future Music who already produce the hugely successful Open Mic UK competition bringing us such acts as Birdy and Hatty Keane. SINGING AUDITIONS IN BOURNEMOUTH THIS WEEKEND, GO TO: teenstarcompetition.co.uk Singing audition in

Bournemouth this weekend Te £5. Carrington house hotel Dorset BH1 3QQ. Sunday 24 Feb 2013 www.teenstarcompetition.com SOVEREIGN SENIOR’S DAY - FREE CUPPA Dorset Health Care will be in the shopping centre providing health care advice on how to stay healthy. e Alzheimer’s Society will also be on hand to talk to attendees at the event. You can see information about other events on the website. 11am-10pm FREE 01202 392721. e Sovereign Shopping Centre, 600 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth Dorset BH1 4SX. Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 www.sovereignshoppingcentre.co. uk/events FAMILY DAY - TITAN Children visiting the Centre will have the opportunity to get to see their hero Titan the Robot. You can see information about other events on the website. 2pm-4pm FREE 01202 392712 e Sovereign Shopping Centre, 600 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth Dorset BH1 4SX Saturday 23 Feb 2013 www.sovereignshoppingcentre.co. uk/events.html TWICE AS NICE NEARLY NEW CHILDRENS SALE BEARWOOD Twice As Nice! Nearly new sales for baby, maternity and children's goods. Join us at our nearly new sale in Bearwood for baby, maternity and children's goods. ere will be tables filled with pre-loved bargains for bump, baby and beyond. We'll be at Bearwood Community Centre (entrance via e Bridge Youth Centre), King John Avenue, Bearwood, BH11 9TF on Sunday 24th February & Sunday 31st March 2013 from 3.00pm – 4.30pm. Free parking is available. Entry is £1 per adult, children FREE! ere is a cafe area with refreshments and cake available. e first 50 families will receive a goody bag! We hope to see you there :) Entry £1 per adult, Children FREE! Bearwood Community Centre, King John Avenue, Bearwood Dorset BH11 9TF Sunday 24 Feb 2013, Sun 31 Mar www.2asnice.com ART EXHIBITION e Broadstone Art Society will be holding an exhibition entitled


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`Celebration’ in e Gallery Upstairs (above the tea rooms) at Upton Country Park Poole BH17 7BJ, open daily 6th – 19th February 10-30 am- 4pm, free admission, there will be an exciting display of paintings by the artists of the society. www.broadstoneartsociety.org or visit us on facebook. 10-30 am - 4.00 pm FREE entry Upton Country Park Poole Dorset BH17 7BJ. Wednesday 6 Feb 2013 to Tuesday 19 Feb 2013 wwwbroadstoneartsociety.org LITTLE PICKLES MARKET, MOTHER’S DAY GIFT MARKET AND NEARLY NEW SALE! Come and grab some bargains Excellent quality pre-loved children's clothes & equipment. From baby sleeping bags, buggy boards maternity clothes to toys, books to pushchairs, furniture to children's clothes 0-8... yrs. Plus local business’ show casing gifts in a range of prices for all those special Mum’s, Nan’s and Auntie’s. e extremely talented www.anniephotographics.com/ will have a mobile studio to take pictures of your Little Pickles. Perfect for excellent quality school uniform or Mothers Day present pics! e Creation Station will be running the Mother's Day crafts stall, helping the kids make something special. 10am- noon Adults £1, Children FREE contact selina@littlepicklesmarkets.co.uk Facebook LITTLE PICKLES MARKETS DORSET Follow on twitter @lpmdorset Littledown Centre, Chaseside, Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DX Sunday 24 Feb 2013 www.littlepicklesmarkets.co.uk CHRISTCHURCH U3A VINTAGE BRASS BAND SPRING CONCERT An Afternoon of Music with Christchurch U3A Vintage Brass Band, followed by Tea and Cakes. An afternoon performance is a new venture for Vintage Brass, organised in the hope that a trip to a concert in daylight hours will help to shed those winter blues while giving the opportunity also to enjoy afternoon tea and cakes with friends and acquaintances, as well as members of the Band and other folk in the audience. 3 pm to 5 pm. Tickets £6 inclusive, obtained on line via the Band Website or by forwarding a s.a.e. with cheque payable to "Christchurch

U3A Vintage Brass" to Jilly Pickett, Vintage Brass Booking Office 2a Southville Rd Southbourne, BH5 2JT. Tel 01202 422074. e Holy Trinity Methodist Church, Southbourne Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth. Dorset BH6 5HQ Saturday 16 Feb 2013 www.christchurchu3a.org.uk/vint agebrass GARDEN OPEN e garden at Manor Farm, Hampreston, is opening for the first time in the spring to show it's wonderful hellebores and snowdrops. RD Plants, the hellebore specialists, will be there, as will the Hardy Plant Society with a plant stall. Teas too. Noon till 4 p.m. Admission £3.50, children free 01202 882590 Manor Farm, Hampreston, Wimborne BH21 7LX Dorset Sunday 24 Feb 2013 STAN’S BLUES JAM AT THE THOMAS TRIPP Stan's Blues Jam 3 will take place at THE THOMAS TRIPP 10 WICK LANE CHRISTCHURCH DORSET BH23 6JJ from 8.30pm - 11pm on the FIRST TUESDAY of the Month Free Entry A real jam for blues musicians and blues lovers alike, bands will be assembled from whoever attends - not ENTIRELY randomly but with a view to ensuring the most fun for all present. If you want to play just put your name on the list when you come in. If you can play a twelve bar blues on any instrument there will be something here for you... and that goes for 8 bars, 16 bars too! All the equipment will be provided, drums, guitar amps, bass amp, keyboard, mics, PA and lights just bring your axe... or harps... or voice... or fiddle. Or indeed, just bring your bum and stick it in a seat and enjoy the music! 8.30pm - 11.00pm Free Entry e omas Tripp, 10 Wick Lane, Christchurch Dorset BH23 1HX Tuesday 5 Mar 2013, Tue 2 Apr www.stansbluesjam.co.uk CODY’S CHALLENGE HAMPSHIRE Calling keen and budding cyclists! Join us as Avon Tyrrell from 9am on 3rd March, and help raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Children's Heartbeat Trust. Can you tackle the 100km ride through the beautiful New Forest? For younger riders and families, there

is a 5km off-road route through the grounds of Avon Tyrrell; how many laps can you do? 10.30am, course opens at 11am. 100km ride, cost £30, registration opens 9am, ride out at 10am. 5km circuit, cost £10 for adult (children free), registration from 10.30am, course opens at 11am. ] Telephone 01202 478345 for more details Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre, nr Bransgore Hampshire BH23 8EE Sunday 3 Mar 2013 www.bhf.org.uk/codyschallengeha mpshire THE MILL AT GORDLETON - OPEN GARDEN FOR NGS A meandering stream bisects this old mill garden, with areas of different character. Recently opened is the new 'Secret Garden' - a tranquil space to wander through. e Mill Art Walk is a fascinating display of metal, glass and wooden sculptures. Salmon, trout and perch are abundant in the river, and we have a family of ducks. Open:Every Mon 7 Jan to 9 Dec (11-4). Admission £3, Children free. Times:11-4. Open for charity. e Mill at Gordleton, Lymington Hampshire SO41 6DJ Monday 11 Feb 2013, Mon 18 Feb, Mon 25 Feb, Mon 4 Mar www.themillatgordleton.co.uk BLASHFORD BIRDS AND BEVVIES Join Blashford Lakes staff for a guided walk around the reserve with the added bonus of finishing in time for lunch in the welcoming warmth of the local pub. Meet and park at the Alice Lisle pub, Rockford, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3NA (Map ref. SU159 081). Contact Jim Day or Michelle Crooks on 01425 472760 or e-mail BlashfordLakes@hwt.org.uk. Please book in advance. 11am-1pm Suggested donation £3 (lunch not included). Sorry, no dogs. Blashford Lakes Centre, Ellingham Drove, near Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3PJ Friday 15 Feb 2013 DIY FATBALL FEEDER Saw, drill and cut Blashford Lakes willow to build your very own fatball feeder to take home for your garden birds before heading down to the Woodland Hide to gen up on the birds it might attract. Meet and park at the Blashford Lakes Centre. Contact Jim Day or Michelle

Crooks on 01425 472760 or e-mail BlashfordLakes@hwt.org.uk. Children must be accompanied by adults. Booking is essential. 10am-12.30pm Suggested donation £4. Sorry, no dogs. Blashford Lakes Centre, Ellingham Drove, near Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3PJ. Saturday 16 Feb 2013 DAZZLING DUCKS AND FAB FINCHES Discover birds together at this family event. Drop in anytime during the session and follow the trail between the hides where our experts will be on hand with binoculars and telescopes to point out dazzling ducks, fab finches, wonderful woodpeckers and much, much more. Meet and park at the Blashford Lakes Centre. Contact Jim Day or Michelle Crooks on 01425 472760 or e-mail BlashfordLakes@hwt.org.uk. Booking is essential. 10am-12noon Children must be accompanied by adults. Suggested donation £3 per person. Blashford Lakes Centre, Ellingham Drove, near Ringwood Hampshire BH24 3PJ Saturday 23 Feb 2013 www.hwt.org.uk NEW AGE UK DORCHESTER "MELODIES FOR MEMORIES SESSIONS" Age UK Dorchester are launching a brand new fortnightly "Melodies for Memories" service in Highcliffe. ese sessions are aimed at people with memory loss and their carers and will focus on using music to stimulate memories, improve communication as well as enhancing the individual`s general wellbeing. ese sessions will take place on the 1st and 3rd ursday of each month at the same time. 1.45 - 3.15pm £2.50 per person (refreshments included) for more details please contact :Yvonne Cable 07747533252. Highcliffe Day Centre250 Lymington Road,Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5ET Dorset BH23 5ET . u 21 Feb, u 7 Mar n

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wanage Blues Festivals attract thousands of blues fans each March and October where superb music, drinking, eating, dancing, fun and laughter spreads across the town and beyond, starting on Friday lunchtime and going on till Sunday evening. e first festival was in March 2001 where it started as a birthday party in a nightclub and from there rapidly expanded into a Swanage Town event with more pubs and restaurants joining in. Each venue has its own unique character requiring certain types of act, which results in a wide variety of blues performers taking part. e spirit of the Big Blues Party remains and regular fans love the friendly atmosphere and the wide range of electric and acoustic music available in the pubs, restaurants and hotel bars, ten of which are close by in the High Street. To see many of the bands elsewhere can cost £10 a gig. But here, purchase of a single £10 weekend wristband ensures a warm welcome at 60 gigs in 15 indoor venues which makes it very good value. Aspiring performers are welcome at the Electric Jams with international star Robin Bibi, the Open Mic sessions with Johnny Sharp & Martin Froud. Stan’s Blues Jamboree gives a stage to up and coming blues acts, as well as bringing together blues jammers from the south coast area and further afield. Age is no barrier here as jammers from as young as 10 years old to over 70 share their passion for playing the blues. If you’re thinking of staying for the weekend, try and book accommodation early if possible. Some hotels report bookings of three years in advance, but there are also many Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Camping and Caravans available.

Supporters recommended accommodation is listed on the festival website, where you can join the mailing list for up-to-date news, special offers and Riverside Blues Band buy wristbands and programmes. All this is possible due to the efforts of sole organiser Steve Darrington, who was a touring musician for 35 years till he semi-retired to Swanage and started the first festival in 2001. His career includes appearing on over 50 albums. Swanage Blues Festivals are enormously popular and wristband sales may be limited so it’s a good idea to buy your weekend wristbands and programmes in advance to avoid disappointment via the website or at the tourist information centre and retailers in Swanage. e seaside town is situated at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. Swanage can be reached by road via Wareham, or by crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour with your vehicle on the Sandbanks chain ferry, also by public transport. www.swanage-blues.org ■

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Help Tell the Story of Durlston

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n exhibition at Durlston Castle, planned for Easter this year, will tell the intriguing story of Durlston Park and Castle in the 20th Century through visitor’s photos and recollections. Do you remember the camel at the Tilly Whim Inn? Did you listen to Jim play at the Castle? Were you at Durlston during the War? e Rangers would love to get copies of your photos at Durlston from 1900 to the present day – from the everyday (picnics, walks or family holidays) to the extraordinary, and your stories (large or small) to go with them. From the lady, once a waitress at the Castle who’s son (now retired) learned to ride his bike around the ramparts of the Castle, to the son of the Wartime Lighthouse Keeper, punished by his dad for stealing a box of hand grenades from the army base, or the couple who met (and were later married) at Durlston, the Rangers need your stories and photos. Said Countryside Ranger Ali Tuckey, “Durlston is a place which has played a big part in so many people’s lives and our

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small collection of family photos provide a fascinating record of this amazing place and the millions of people who have visited over the last 100 years. We’d love to see your photos and create an archive of your memories and stories of Durlston” If you can help in any way, please get in touch with Durlston by emailing info@durlston.co.uk, calling 01929 424443, visiting Durlston.co.uk or popping into the Castle ■


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Pocket Watches & Parts Monday 25th February A base metal keyless wind Hydrographic Service issue Model 22 chronometer signed Hamilton. Estimate ÂŁ800 - ÂŁ1,200

The Suttons & Robertsons Auction Thursday 28th February A selection of items from the upcoming Suttons & Robertsons auction.

Auction of Coins & Medals Monday 18th February at 11am Oliver Cromwell, gold Broad of Twenty-Shillings 1656 by Thomas Simon. Estimate ÂŁ7,000 - ÂŁ9,000

Vintage Jewellery & Accessories Monday 11th March A selection of items from the upcoming Vintage Jewellery & Accessories sale.

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Dorset Buttons PART TWO THE DORSET BUTTON REVIVAL

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he march of progress, bringing in its wake many social changes, dealt a death-blow to the majority of the rural industries which had been so prevalent in England before the dawn of the 19th century; and the so-called Industrial Revolution with its mechanisation and concentration of labour in the newly established town factories could easily outstrip even the most ambitious production figures for an experienced worker in his own home. Already trading profits were more important than the high standard of craftsmanship for which Britain’s cottage industries were renowned throughout the world. Probably the most fascinating of these industries was the hand-making of buttons which appeared in Shaftesbury towards the end of the 16th century and, almost overnight, expanded through-out the whole of East Dorset, employing nearly every woman and child in that area on some facet of the industry; but which vanished with equal alacrity in the mid 19th century leaving owners and workers alike in a state of extreme poverty. e craft did linger in a few villages here and there but gradually, especially as the workers passed away, these small ventures closed despite valiant efforts by many people and organisations to save the art. What is surprising is that, as this 300 year old industry declined and disappeared, the majority of records have been lost without trace so that we now know little about the craft or the people engaged in it. However, the story of the button industry is still not complete but to understand the subsequent events we might look at the

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village of Lytchett Minster which lies on the B3067, the old road from Poole to Dorchester. e Case family opened their depot in Lytchett Minster some time in 1774 and began holding a weekly Button Day. Its location was for a time in the St Peter’s Finger Inn where, presumably, the agent could ease his work of collecting the finished buttons and distributing the raw materials with refreshment from time to time. By 1781 the firm had bought a cottage opposite for its depot, and judging by the description which we now have, it partially comprised what is today the Old Button Shop. When the family business finally ended in 1904 on the death of Henry Case, there was a spirited revival of the industry when the Lytchett Mission assisted by Florence, Lady Lees, purchased all the remaining stock and equipment and organised the ladies of the Mission into a work force. e little Button Shop was reopened in 1908 and goods made by the Mission and its outworkers were offered for sale in the premises. Parliamentary buttons were produced: pale blue for the South Dorset Conservatives and purple for the East Dorset Conservatives. e profits from this endeavour provided money and help for destitute women. Trade had begun again but sadly it was not very successful. Not unexpectedly, hand-made buttons were more expensive than those produced in large numbers by machine and the demand for the Dorset button diminished steadily until the beginning of the First World War. e Button Shop closed, the


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DORSET BUTTONS LADIES MORRIS SIDE OUTSIDE THE OLD BUTTON SHOP

Mission ceased making buttons in 1915 and the remaining stock was taken over by Madeleine, Lady Lees. After the Second World War many attempts had been made, especially by Women’s Institutes and similar bodies, to revive interest and to keep the craft alive but these had all failed, especially as many of the original workers had taken their skills to the grave with them and it is no longer known how some of the more intricate examples were produced. e Old Button Shop at Lytchett Minster was re-opened as an antique shop in 1970 by Mrs Dawn Watts and Mrs elma Johns where a permanent collection of Dorset Buttons is kept alongside elma’s own modern versions. ere is also a display showing how the buttons were made. Forty years after taking on the Old Button Shop, elma has become a leading authority on Dorset buttons and button-making. She gives talks and demonstrations on the subject, travelling all over the world, and has been commissioned by various organisations to make authentic buttons for period costume dramas. A kit containing the materials and instructions necessary to make the ‘Blandford Cartwheel’ is available from the Old Button Shop. ese kits have been sold world-wide. Australia and Canada, were particularly interested as this is where the Dorset button workers emigrated to when the industry collapsed. Her new book on Dorset Buttons is also on sale and contains instructions on how to make the various types as well as a history of this local cottage industry. e Dorset Buttons Ladies Morris side was formed in 1978 and is based in Wareham. ey dance in the North West tradition and wear the wooden clogs that were the everyday footwear at the time the dances were formed. e team name originates from the handmade buttons that were widely made in Dorset and the team’s colourful dresses and vibrant dancing have become well known throughout the country. e side has danced at many folk festivals and has featured on TV. In Shaftesbury there is currently a move to revive the craft by gathering together items and information on the history of Dorset buttons and by setting up workshops with demonstrations on how to make the buttons thereby linking the birthplace of ‘buttony’ in Abraham Case’s time to the history of the Button Shop in Lytchett Minster where the buttons were last made as a Dorset industry. Some types of Buttons made in Dorset Basketweaves (or Baskets) Birds-Eyes Blandford Cartwheels Crosswheels Dorset Knobs

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High-Tops Honeycombes Jams (or Gems) Mites and Spangles (very small buttons) Old Dorsets Outsiders Shirts Singletons Yannells (or Yarrells) Dorset Knob is reputed to be the oldest type of Dorset button, one can merely speculate as to the manner of its manufacture. Nothing is known about its use, except it was a popular button and is now the most rare. e High Top was originally used for the waistcoats of fine gentlemen, the kind of waistcoat that went from neck to knee. ese garments would have had numerous buttons down the front fastened through loops by a servant armed with a button hook. In addition these waistcoats were thickly embroidered and quilted and had many High Top buttons used in the decoration. e Blandford Cartwheel was made by the Huguenots who settled in Blandford after their escape from France; they made lace goods and when the lace industry was in decline they used the fine thread for making buttons. ey later made linen shirt buttons. e Old Dorset has many uses and it was traditionally sewn on the old style smocks worn by the agricultural labourers. e Birds Eyes are dainty little buttons that have many uses in the modern world. ey can be made small enough to use on baby clothes; being very soft and light makes them especially suitable. ey were used on the baby clothes of Napoleon Bonaparte. Singletons are very versatile. ey look exquisite when made in velvet, silk or satin and are also good in cotton, nylon or denim for more practical uses and can be found on almost any kind of garment from children’s clothes to nightwear, underwear and even wedding and evening dresses. ere are other crafts to which button making can be allied: macramé and basket making for instance. Buttons can be made of various materials such as raffia or string and in a variety of colours; experiment! As one works with Dorset buttons and starts to think of them not just as buttons but as an art form, innumerable possibilities will continue to present themselves. Extracts from Dorset Buttons, hand stitched in Dorset for over 300 years by elma Johns Examples of Dorset Buttons and information about Buttony can be found in Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury, Blandford Museum of Fashion and Poole Museum. Jane Martin FEBRUARY2013 13


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BalletBoyz® are back in town. With e Times already claiming that “BalletBoyz occupies boyband territory”, the award-winning, internationally renowned and hugely popular group of male dancers will be returning to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday February 23rd with the TALENT 2013, which has already received glowing reviews from the national newspaper critics. After thrilling audiences all over the globe with dance shows on stage and TV - the ten-strong all male company, will tour the UK throughout the Spring in brand new works by Liam Scarlett one of the UK’s most promising dance-makers, and Russell Maliphant, a multi-award-winning choreographer and Associate Artist of Sadler’s Wells. BalletBoyz® is one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company thrills audiences and critics the world over with its distinctive style, fusing spectacular dance both energetic and graceful, with stunning music and film. From its thrilling debut in 2000, the company has broken just about every barrier known to the dance world winning widespread public and critical acclaim, television and film commissions at home and abroad, prestigious national and

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international awards and the hearts and minds of thousands of dance fans, performers and audiences alike. the TALENT 2013 premières two stunning new dance pieces by internationally celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett: Serpent - Liam Scarlett's first commission for BalletBoyz® is a beautiful study of unison and virtuosity, featuring a haunting score by acclaimed UK composer Max Richter and stunning lighting from Michael Hulls. Fallen - e latest work by Russell Maliphant to join the repertoire of BalletBoyz® is a hypnotic and entrancing display of grace and power, featuring a specially composed score by award-winning French cinema composer Armand Amar, and lighting by Maliphant's long-time collaborator, Michael Hulls. Via their most recent venture, the TALENT, Nunn and Trevitt have shrewdly captured the zeitgeist; giving audiences something new and exciting; giving their company a brand new division with a strong new impetus and giving young male dancers all over the country an unprecedented chance to be part of a remarkable dance company and an ever developing entity. 0844 406 8666 / www.lighthousepoole.co.uk n


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outhampton Orienteering Club is hosting a regional event at Kings Garn Gutter in the New Forest on Sunday 17th March. More than 200 competitors are expected to participate in this challenging race that forms part of the South Central Orienteering League. Orienteering is a sport which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. e successful orienteer balances speed and navigation to locate checkpoints accurately at speed. Competitors of all ages, fitness levels and competence will compete on one of several courses. e courses range from a mile or so, simple track navigation to ten mile, physically challenging and navigationally complex courses. e more difficult courses require the competitor to be agile and fit enough to run through heather, bracken and woodland at high speed. However this sport is a great leveller and can often reflect the fable of the tortoise and the hare. It is very easy to make a mistake when navigating at speed. e orienteer needs to be aware of distance covered, direction and ground features to keep himself on the optimum route. Any small lapse in concentration can cause an error that results in losing time. At this point a fellow competitor running more slowly can gain an advantage. e most appealing aspect of this sport is the pleasure that all competitors experience of successfully completing a course whether they have walked or run, aged 8 or 80, have orienteered for one week or many decades.

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LEADING BRITISH ARTIST RETURNS TO BOURNEMOUTH WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE “WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?” AN EXHIBITION OF RARELY SEEN PRINT WORKS AT METROPOLIS IN BOURNEMOUTH BY ONE OF THE UK'S BEST KNOWN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS STUART SEMPLE. WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? STUART SEMPLE SOLO PRINT & SCULPTURE EXHIBITION PRIVATE VIEW 12TH FEBRUARY 13TH FEBRUARY – 20TH MARCH 2013 METROPOLIS 65 SEAMOOR ROAD WESTBOURNE DORSET

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ince leaving his hometown of Bournemouth a decade ago, young British artist Stuart Semple has exhibited all over the world in leading galleries, art fairs and museums with solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Milan, New York and London. Stuart’s paintings are now in top international collections and are owned and loved by celebrities including Sienna Miller, Noel Gallagher, Slavica Ecclestone, Caroline Flack, Boy George, Dhanni Harrison, Darryn Lyons, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dave Stewart and the late Robin Gibb. His first canvas being bought by Debbie Harry who wrote "I am totally stoked by this Stuart Semple thing" and Vanity Fair’s Bob Colacello enthused, “I haven’t had so much fun since the Warhol days, this work is astonishing.” Stuart Semple has hosted for BBC art shows and been featured in Esquire, e Art Newspaper, Vogue, e Telegraph, Observer, i-D and Art Review. Stuart is managed worldwide by NEXT management alongside Pharrell Williams, Jessica Alba, Lana Del Rey, Alexa Chung and Jane Birkin who are also on their talent roster. After being invited to open Poole College’s new £1Million Pound North Lights Center and launching a yearly art prize, Stuart has since been invited to return to his hometown with a special exhibition of his lesser exposed large scale print and sculptural works at Metropolis in Westbourne “a latterday Andy Warhol” BBC "intelligent commentary on popular culture" Esquire "Basquiat of the noughties" Time Out “an art superstar” Evening Standard www.stuartsemple.com n

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he Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is with us; it is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar and has been celebrated throughout that country and in places with a large Chinese community for centuries. e New Year festivities start on the first day of the lunar month (in late January or early February) and last for fifteen days finishing when the moon is at its brightest. e new year signifies new life and has many traditions. Prior to the celebrations people spring clean their houses to clear away any bad luck from the old year. en on New Year’s Eve the brooms and brushes are put away so that good luck will not be swept away. Houses are decorated with paper scrolls with good luck messages on them such as ‘happiness’ or ‘wealth’. e time is spent with family and friends following special traditions designed to bring good fortune, such as the giving of red envelopes containing money to the younger members of the family. People dress in red as red symbolises fire and this is thought to scare away evil spirits. ere are night time firework displays, another remnant from the ancient belief that this would frighten away evil spirits. A lantern festival marks the finale of the celebrations; people carry hand-decorated paper lanterns through the streets and usually a dragon dance takes place too, the massive dragon being made of paper, silk and bamboo and held aloft by young men.

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e new year, the Year of the Snake begins on February 10th 2013, the outgoing year being the Year of the Dragon. e dragon is the most auspicious zodiac sign in Chinese culture and is believed to bring strength and good luck. It is the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac of twelve animals. Dragons are one of the oldest of the mythical creatures and occur in the oral and written traditions of almost every civilisation, dating back thousands of years. Legend has dragons living at the bottom of the sea, in the sky, deep underground in the centre of the earth, in caves or on hill tops. Usually they have wings, claws, a long tail and scales on their bodies. ey breathe fire and may guard vast hoards of treasure. ey are often made up of different animal parts and may sometimes have more than one head. In some cases they are even able to change their shape and colour. e dragon image has been found in cave paintings and painted on rocks in China thousands of years before the birth of Christ. e ancient Egyptians worshipped dragons too. e cult gradually spread throughout the orient and eastwards, reaching its peak during the days of the Roman Empire who looked to them as a source of knowledge and strength. e Roman military used the dragon as a badge of a cohort. Roman usage of the dragon was maintained in Britain after the last Roman legion left in 1st century AD. e Britons in Wales adopted the red dragon as their badge, while the West Saxons


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fought under the golden dragon banner. roughout the Wessex region (Hampshire, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, southern Gloucestershire and western Berkshire) military units from these counties included dragons in ANGEL WITH DRAGONS their cap badges right up to current times. e military badge of the Wessex Brigade is derived from the arms of the kings of Wessex and shows a wyvern. King Harold of Wessex fought under his dragon banner during the Battle of Hastings in 1066, as can be seen from the Bayeux Tapestry. e wyvern is a dragon with only two legs and this form of dragon is often found in heraldry. e coat of arms of Dorset has two golden wyverns, showing that it was part of Wessex; similarly the Poole coat of arms has a golden wyvern. e crest of Bournemouth University has a red wyvern. e modern official flag of Wessex has a gold wyvern on a red background. ere is no set definition of a dragon though it is likely that the word dragon originates from the Greek ‘drakon’ a serpent. Dragons take on different forms and are awarded various attributes depending on the culture. However there is a considerable difference between the dragons of western cultures and those of the east, not only in their anatomy but also in their behaviour, their symbolism and their effect on a particular culture. e dragon of the east is held in high esteem and valued for its majesty and magical powers. It is seen as a protector and a symbol of beauty and power. e Chinese dragon represents fertility and wisdom and the Chinese Year of the Dragon is said to be a prosperous year for the people of China. People born during this year are deemed to be healthy, wealthy and wise, all attributes that the dragon of the east represents. e western dragon however is viewed as a terrifying villain and is usually thought to be venomous, cruel, cunning, bloodthirsty and evil. Western dragons are known for terrorising communities and sometimes for eating humans, especially children. Most western legends concerning dragons are about sleighing or taming it in order to protect people or a person such as a princess or maiden in distress. In Britain anyone who killed a dragon seemed to be a knight or was awarded a knighthood as a result. When the world was still considered to be flat, dragons were thought to be at the edge of the earth waiting to eat anyone who was foolish enough to sail too close. e wording ‘here be dragons’

can be found on ancient maps where the compiler didn’t know how to record unexplored territory. Marco Polo apparently thought he had discovered dragons when he saw crocodiles during his travels to China in the thirteen century. Whereas the development of long distance sea travel from western Europe to Africa, India and China provided sailors with stories about very unusual and frightening beasts which were undoubtedly embroidered upon and passed down through the generations, many of the western dragon stories immortalised in folklore have their basis in the early struggle of Christianity over paganism. e Bible refers to dragons: leviathan, a coiled sea serpent and Rahab, the defiant one, mentioned in Job and Isaiah. e dragon in Revelations has seven heads, ten horns and a great tail. It brought drought, sterility and famine. Christianity identified dragons with the devil, the serpent being a form of dragon. Hence we have a dragon in the Garden of Eden. Dragons can be seen in many pre-Reformation churches and were put there as a defence against the intrusion of evil in a time before writing became common and instruction was given orally or through pictures. If you happen to be in an ancient church have a look at the strange figures carved into the stone work or wood. ere are many forms of dragon to be seen amongst the unusual creatures such as the ones here which were photographed in Christchurch Priory Church. Look for serpents, wyverns, mermaids, leviathans, basilisk or cockatrice (a cock-headed wyvern), chimera (a grotesque monster with a head of a lion and goat, a lion’s body and the hind part of a dragon), harpy (a creature with a human face but the body of a dragon), guivre or worm (a legless, wingless dragon) and griffins (head, claws and wings of an eagle but the body of a lion). e Griffin is supposed to be able to fly higher than any other creature and has the reputation of a guardian and hence is sometimes it is used as a symbol for Christ. So what will the new year - the Year of the Snake - bring? Forecasts suggest a period of conservation and rebuilding and a year of changes. Happy New Year! Extracts from Here Be Dragons by Michael A. Hodges Jane Martin

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wo Men. Two World Wars. Two lives knitted together as tight as a thrice darned sock. Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts welcomes Steptoe and Son from March 5th – 9th, a 20th century icon re-imagined for the new generation from the legendary scripts of Galton and Simpson. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, this new co-production between long time collaborators Kneehigh and West Yorkshire Playhouse charts the tender, cruel and surprising dance of father and son. Taking on the roles of one of television’s most famous pairings are Kneehigh’s Mike Shepherd playing Albert and Dean Nolan who will be making his Kneehigh debut as dreamer Harold. Bound together by birth, business and bloody bad luck, Albert and Harold Steptoe wake up every morning to the same old, same old, sickening sight of each other. Do they even notice the world turning as they cling on? ere are ladies if they would only look around them, and space travel… and Cliff Richard! Emma commented on the project… “e words, situations and basic genius of this script are all the work and imagination of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. I laughed and wept in equal measure as I made my way through the scripts that make up the Steptoe and Son cannon. e work is deeper, darker and more intricate than I’d ever realized, watching as a child.” She went on to say…”I’ve tried to enable and reveal the heart-breaking and perfectly observed characters that had

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generations glued to their TV’s for over a decade. I am so lucky! I feel I am walking through history: my parents’, my grandparents’ and my own. It has been the chance of a lifetime to dive into such an iconic and important body of work.” Steptoe and Son started life in Kneehigh’s infamous barns on the cliff tops of Cornwall. A time in which the company explored the scripts, characters and stories that will be told in this new adaptation. Kneehigh describes Steptoe and Son as “a show for anyone who has had a parent, anyone who has had a child, anyone who has wanted to tear the walls down and run across the fields naked.” Darkly comic, and deeply moving, Kneehigh have reworked this classic show for a new era. KNEEHIGH THEATRE Based in Cornwall, Kneehigh is celebrated as one of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies. For nearly 30 years, the company has created vigorous, popular and challenging theatre for audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Using a multi-talented team of performers, directors, designers, sculptors, administrators, engineers, musicians and writers, Kneehigh perform with the joyful anarchy that audiences have come to expect from a ground-breaking theatre company. 0844 406 8666 / www.lighthousepoole.co.uk n


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busy year for the RNLI in the south west was affected by the second wettest year on record. e poor conditions are particularly reflected in the lifeguard statistics which are down on 2011 and 2010. e volunteer lifeboat crews in the region launched 1,507 times and the RNLI lifeguards dealt with 10,216 incidents. RNLI lifeboats across the south west launched 81 fewer times than in 2011 but the charity’s volunteer crews rescued 1,609 people, 38 more than in the previous year. RNLI lifeguards assisted 11,670 people, down by nearly 2,000 on 2011. e volunteer lifeboat crews of the south west spent a collective 16,822 hours at sea on emergency call outs with Weymouth RNLI volunteers spending the longest time at sea – 2,981 hours – probably due to the increased need for search and rescue cover to ensure the safety of visitors in the area during the Olympics. In keeping with the weather conditions, the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Team had their busiest year on record, deploying 11 times across the country with six of their destinations being in the south west. In December volunteers saved the life of a woman who had been washed from her car at Umberleigh in Devon and assisted 12 people caught in flood waters at Lostwithiel, Cornwall. e busiest RNLI lifeboat station in the south west was Poole in Dorset with 109 launches; the volunteers at Plymouth RNLI in Devon were second busiest with 95 call outs, and at Torbay lifeboat station they launched to 86 emergencies. Collectively the three lifeboat station teams rescued 388 people. e busiest lifeboat station in the Channel Islands was St Helier where the volunteers launched 62 times.

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e busiest beach was Perranporth in Cornwall where RNLI lifeguards dealt with 615 incidents and assisted 672 people. Second busiest was North Fistral near Newquay where the charity’s lifeguard’s attended 394 incidents, assisting 348 people. ird busiest was Woolacombe in North Devon with 383 incidents. ANDY HURLEY, RNLI REGIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER, SAYS: ‘e figures illustrate just how dedicated our volunteer crews and our lifeguards are, giving a huge amount of time to saving lives at sea and I thank them and their families for their continuing commitment. I would also like to thank all those who support our charity because their donations ensure our teams have the best training and equipment. Our fundraising volunteers are as dedicated as always and even now are preparing for the RNLI’s annual SOS fundraising day on Friday 25 January. ‘Call outs to sailing and power boats with machinery failure are still our core business in the south west, but I’m delighted to say the numbers are down which I hope means our prevention messages are getting through to people before they go onto the water. However we have seen a rise in the number of fishing boats needing our assistance and in rescues of people ashore, that’s folk who are perhaps injured, trapped or cut off by the tide around the sea shore and cliffs. ‘Despite the poor weather our RNLI lifeguards have been busy but the figure of 11,670 people assisted is relatively small when you consider that a staggering nine and half million people visited the lifeguarded beaches of the south west last year.


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WEYMOUTH 86 LAUNCHES (49 ALB 37 ILB) 88 PEOPLE ASSISTED 3,470 HOURS AT SEA 41 SERVICES IN DARK 2008 2009 2010 2011

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SWANAGE 54 LAUNCHES (19 ALB 35 ILB) 55 PEOPLE ASSISTED 743 HOURS AT SEA 15 SERVICES IN DARK

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MUDEFORD 47 LAUNCHES 73 PEOPLE ASSISTED 346 HOURS AT SEA 21 SERVICES IN DARK 2008 2009 2010 2011

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LYME REGIS ‘2012 has once again proved the value of the RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews, lifeguards and Flood Rescue Teams. All have maintained their commitment and this has been reflected in particular at Port Isaac where three of the crew of the D class inshore lifeboat have been recognised with RNLI Gallantry Medals that will be presented at the charity’s Annual Presentation of Awards in London in May this year.’ For more information on the RNLI please visit www.rnli.org.uk n

45 LAUNCHES 41 PEOPLE ASSISTED 543 HOURS AT SEA 16 SERVICES IN DARK 2008 2009 2010 2011

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Tee off in support of Naomi House NAOMI HOUSE IS INVITING GOLFERS TO JOIN THEM AT THE MARRIOT MEON VALLEY GOLF CLUB ON FRIDAY 15TH MARCH TO ENJOY 18 HOLES OF GOLF FOLLOWED BY DINNER AND DRINKS.

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he Meon Valley Charity Golf Day is a regular fixture in the charity’s fundraising calendar and often sees up to 50 people raising money for the hospice while enjoying an informal and enjoyable day of golf. e club, located close to Southampton, features 18 championship holes situated throughout the beautiful Hampshire countryside. e par 71 course steers its way through an ancient English oak forest, offering tree-lined fairways, large bunkers and natural water hazards. On the day itself, golfers will be greeted with tea, coffee and bacon rolls before they head out onto the course. After completing the 18 holes, they are welcomed back to the bar for drinks before dinner is served. During the course of the evening a raffle will be held and the winning team will be announced. Teams of four are invited to take part in this Charity Golf Day, helping to raise the vital funds needed to keep Naomi House and

jacksplace open to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses. A team of four is priced at £320, with £80 per person or £61 for members of the Meon Valley golf club. Golfers will tee off from 8am. Felicity Patterson, Events Fundraiser for Naomi House, commented: “e Meon Valley Golf Day is always a popular event in our fundraising calendar. I would urge participants to sign up early to avoid disappointment. We hope the event will raise over £3000 to support our valuable work caring for life-limited children and young people.” For more details or to enter a team, contact Felicity Patterson on 01962 843 513 or email felicity.patterson@naomihouse.org.uk ■

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For peace of mind OPT FOR SPECIALIST ADVICE IF YOU OWN HIGH VALUE PROPERTY, DRAW ON SPECIALIST ADVICE AND HIGH-NET-WORTH INSURANCE PRODUCTS TO STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN PRICE AND PROTECTION.

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he rise of ‘price comparison’ websites has created a false impression that all home insurance policies are basically the same, and that ‘getting good value’ equates to getting the best price. e reality is very different, particularly if you own a higher value property – usually defined as subject to a rebuild cost of more than £500,000. Price is only part of the picture, and getting good value means finding a balance between price, protection and personalised service. at is, while the cheapest standard policy may be adequate for the average three-bedroom home, it may be a false economy for high quality homes. In particular, the risks to your home and contents are likely to be more diverse, the potential losses more significant and the process of replacement or repair more involved – especially if you own expensive jewellery, fine art or bespoke furniture. As a result, you will almost certainly need the kind of tailored protection that standard household policies simply do not offer – and you will need to be sure that you have adequate cover in place to protect the full value of your property and its contents. Unfortunately, if you do get the balance wrong, you may not find out unless you come to make a claim, by which time it is already too late. HOW A BROKER CAN HELP Specialist brokers like Marsh Private Clients are ideally placed to help get the right deal, and bespoke policies designed with your higher value home in mind – including cover limits tailored specifically to your needs, far less restrictive small print, and a claim service that gives you the freedom to choose cash or replacement. Working with a specialist also helps overcome the issue of under-insurance. At Marsh Private Clients we work to ensure that high value homes and possessions are valued correctly and insured for the right sums, so you know from the outset precisely what is insured and for how much.

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INSURING A HIGH VALUE PROPERTY: COMMON PITFALLS 1. Confusing price with value: Any savings made on your home insurance with a standard policy could prove a false economy if, later on, you lose thousands on a claim because you didn't have adequate cover. 2. Under-estimating the value of your home or contents: Under-insurance is a serious problem, particularly if your home is worth more than the average. A recent survey found that one in two higher-value properties may be under-insured. 3. Banking on your insurance to cover you for all eventualities: Standard policies are likely to be 'perils based'. is means you are covered only for loss or damage resulting from specified perils – such as fire, theft, storm and water damage. 4. Forgetting to check if your insurance policy is 'warranty free': Standard policies are likely to include an alarm clause or 'warranty' which invalidates theft cover should you, for instance, go out and forget to set the burglar alarm. 5. Letting an insurer dictate how you replace lost, stolen or damaged items: You may prefer to have cash or to replace a lost item with something slightly different, particularly if it was one-of-a-kind or had sentimental value. ABOUT MARSH PRIVATE CLIENTS Marsh Private Clients can trace its origins back to 1967 and is part of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. We specialise in providing bespoke personal insurance and risk management solutions. Please contact us to see how we can help, quoting reference S1B: 020 7138 4660 / MarshPrivateClients@marsh.com n e information contained herein is based on sources we believe reliable and should be understood to be general risk management and insurance information only. e information is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any individual situation and cannot be relied upon as such. Marsh Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for insurance mediation activities only. Copyright © 2013 Marsh Ltd. All rights reserved.


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FIRST DATE Don’t be nervous if you are in the early stages of dating, you can still add an element of effort without rushing the romance. e key to an early courtship is conversation so plan nights out that give you something to talk about, while you gradually get to know each other’s personalities, too. A bracing walk round Hengistbury Head, a boat trip out to Old Harry’s Rock or even an open top bus tour with the tourists will help you see your home town in a new light and give you plenty of conversation starters. For food, think local and think seasonal. e Green Room Restaurant at e Green House Hotel has two options for February diners. By day, ask for their Dorset cream tea - just £7.50pp, you can expect sandwiches, scones and Chef ’s unique twist of fancy cakes, with Blonde Carrot Cake, Beetroot Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chilli Tart all fresh from the oven. Or by night, ask about their award-winning six-course tasting menu, which will give you plenty to talk about with its creative use of local ingredients.

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Special offer from e Green House Hotel: glass of bubbly in the bar as you get acquainted when you book their award -winning six-course tasting menu, £45pp including a flight of wines to match each course. Quote ‘Romance’ to book throughout February 2013. ENGAGEMENT Time to pop the question? e perfect proposal should be personalised and feature memories that you’ve made together. Go back to the site of that first date or favourite restaurant and remind your partner of those heady early days. ink of the proposal as a complete day, not just the magical moment with the ring. Make her feel pampered and special - seek out a local spa or take her shopping. Food should be extraordinary and romantic. Keep alcohol to a minimum - opt for something light and unusual, perhaps an English sparkling wine such as Classic Cuvѐe 2009, made right here in Dorset! When it comes to the magical moment, keep it personal and


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private. If you are out for gourmet dinner, how about drinks in the garden under the stars? Special offer from e Green House Hotel: planning the perfect proposal? Quote ‘Proposal’ when you book and our sommelier will arrange a secluded table ‘a deux’ in the garden with something sparkly for after-dinner drinks and that magic moment. WEDDING So it’s time to tie the knot? You can’t beat Dorset and Hampshire for romantic locations for your nuptials and the launch of Beach Weddings Bournemouth last year has really given the area the edge. Consider a wedding planner to keep track of costs and stay on budget. ey are also excellent at generating new ideas and diffusing family feuds! Venues such as e Green House Hotel have planners on site - the lovely Sarah has years of experience and can tailor a package to suit your tastes - or hire a planner privately to take care of the worrying for you. Top trends for 2013 weddings include eco chic; monogrammed invitations; 1920s art deco/flapper style; and rustic luxe, with beachy wedding waves and flowers in your hair. Special offer from e Green House Hotel: book now for few remaining 2013 dates, with the option of exclusive use. Wedding packages start from £80 per head. HONEYMOON OR ANNIVERSARY Celebrate your time together - however long - with a break away. It could be a mini-moon to get away from wedding planning; a baby-moon to celebrate an imminent new arrival; or just a chance to treat your loved one and make them feel special. February comes so soon after the hectic Christmas/New Year period, and to blow away the January blues you can’t beat a good spa break. Local firm e Beauty Project work with venues such as e Green House Hotel to offer guests perfect pampering in the privacy of their room. A massage can hammer away the tensions of everyday life; roll back the years with a facial; or glam up for a night out with a manicure or pedicure with long-lasting Shellac colour. Special offer from e Green House Hotel: perfect pampering in privacy! Quote ‘Beauty’ to book a two-night retreat, including one treatment per person in your room, dinner, bed and breakfast from £240 per person. www.greenhosuehotel.co.uk ■

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consultations. Callula Beauty also offer a range of treatments perfect for pre-wedding preparation or even as an original gift for the newlyweds. If you’ve got little ones then Belle Enfants and Joules stock a gorgeous range of dresses and suits to add the “ahh” factor to the day. e stores will be putting on a fashion show to help give you an idea of the trends for this wedding season. Whether you’re after inspiration for an outfit to wear as a guest or want to look at wedding or bridesmaid dresses then why not come along for some ideas. ere will also be a hand picked selection of exhibitors promoting local wedding services and products you can’t get anywhere else. As well as all this there will be refreshments and live music plus a few surprises on the day...


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CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS ARE: Carrie Bugg Photography South Coast Marquee Dorset Mobile Bar Jalopy Pizza Wonderful Wraps Bournemouth Sweet Cart Sweet Dream Events Dorset Dub Hire Corbins Florist Something Borrowed Magazine Fishee Designs Photo Booth James Prince Magician & many more… EVENT DETAILS: When? Saturday 2nd March, 11am-3pm Where? e Furlong shopping centre, courtyard Directions: e Furlong shopping centre courtyard. Just off the A31, at Ringwood BH24 1AT. Entry: Free Parking: Free for 2 hours For more details on this event and for an updated list of exhibitors visit www.thefurlong.co.uk n FEBRUARY2013 39


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TIME FOR A CLOSET CLEANSE IF YOUR BEDROOM IS BURSTING WITH CLOTHES YOU HARDLY EVER WEAR, A WARDROBE DETOX IS PROBABLY WELL OVERDUE - BUT DON'T JUST CHUCK AWAY UNWANTED ITEMS. STYLIST MARK HEYES REVEALS HOW TO DE-CLOG AND RE-TOG THE CLEVER WAY. BY LISA HAYNES Final reductions, 75% off signs, and buy-one-get-one-free offers all over the shop... Showing restraint in January is difficult and, when it comes to the sales, virtually impossible. Little wonder our wardrobes and closets are bulging at the hinges. e average woman's wardrobe houses more than 600 dresses and 400 pairs of shoes over the course of a lifetime, according to a recent study by MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk, while a poll by Sure Women Linen Dry last year revealed we spend a whopping £84,000 on clothes. However, despite that, around two thirds of us (63%) throw away unwanted garments rather than re-selling or recycling them. Now, with a wave of new season trends about to hit stores, it's time to detox your wardrobe. But don't designate your fashion disasters to the scrap heap here's how to clear out your closet and keep your conscience. STYLE STOCKTAKE Now is the ideal time to assess your fashion hits and misses. More than a third of women (37%) admit they purchased at least two pieces of clothing that follow the latest fashion trends each month, according to recent research by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk. "By the end of January all the fashion magazines bring out their trend predictions for the year, so you can see which items in your wardrobe are worth holding on to for next season," advises Mark Heyes, stylist on ITV1's Lorraine and Ecover's Wear & Care Feel Good fashion expert. "Be honest. Ask yourself when the last time was that you wore something. If it's an item that's been at the back of the wardrobe for a couple of years or more then it needs to go because it's unlikely you're ever going to wear it again." Assess your sizing too. If you're holding on to a size 10 dress that you were squeezing into years ago, it's time to say goodbye.

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ere's no need to throw away clothes just because they are surplus to your style requirements. Instead, take them to a charity shop or recycling centre.

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SWAP SHOP Another great way of minimising wardrobe waste - and snapping up new additions in the process - is with swishing, aka clothes swapping. Whether it's an organised gathering or a group of friends or colleagues, swishing parties are going down a storm in the current cash-strapped times. "If they don't suit you any more, get together with your friends for a swishing event and swap your gorgeous but unwanted garments to get something that's brand spanking new to you," suggests Heyes. "Swishing is the perfect way to enhance your wardrobe as it means you get a whole new look without spending a penny, and it's a great social event too." If it's a professional event there are often guidelines to abide by, to ensure the clothes are of similar quality and that the swapping is fair. Nobody wants to donate a designer handbag and end up with a bargain basement clutch, after all. If you're organising your own swishing event, ensure you have a few rules in place, and that everybody's aware of them so that you can all strut away with something amazing. WARDROBE SOS ere may well be hidden gems at the back of your closet that simply need some TLC. Sort out the clothes that require repairs and either fix them yourself or take them to the tailors. Leave it to the experts if you're


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inept with a needle or if it's a tricky repair. You can also inject new life into tired clothes with a stain remover, and get extra mileage out of your everyday clothes with careful washing. Heyes says: "Ask yourself whether you need really need to give your clothes a full wash, or if they just need a 'refresh' on a quick spin (which saves energy too). "Just remember to always check the care label, as there are many garments, especially ones with beading or those made from delicate fabrics, that you should only wash by hand to ensure they're kept in tip-top condition." If you're a fan of seasonal wardrobe separation and like distinct summer and winter wardrobes, store your clothing in an environment with a controlled temperature to avoid damp, mould and mildew getting onto the clothes. Avoid attics and cellars, which are often prone to extreme atmospheres. POCKET MONEY If you're rewarding yourself with a new closet addition, think investment. Shop with a business-savvy head and you may even make money on your purchases. "When people hear the term investment they automatically think designer items that cost thousands, but the high street is a goldmine of collectable clothes that over time will go up in value as long as they are stored and looked after properly," says Tracy Martin, TV fashion collectables expert. HERE ARE HER TIPS FOR HUNTING OUT FUTURE FASHION COLLECTABLES: ● Seek items that are only available for a short length of time. H&M collaborations with high-end designers such as Versace and Marni have already increased in value. ● Look at pieces from the emerging breed of new designers. Examples include Olivia Rubin and Holly Fulton. ey will grow into fashion icons of the future and the cost of items from these type of collections will rise rapidly.

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● Classic pieces always stand the test of time but won't necessarily become sought-after in the future wacky, quirky and controversial pieces are more likely to command interest, especially if they have a designer name attached such as Vivienne Westwood or Alexander McQueen. ● Art, colour and embellishments reign supreme with fabulous prints and/or sparkles always attracting attention with collectors. GET THE LOOK You may not have a Golden Globes nomination but you could still nab a red carpet-worthy dress at a fraction of the price. Channel actress Zooey Deschanel's red Oscar de la Renta gown with BHS's Ella bridesmaid dress, £125 (www.bhs.co.uk).

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BUY IT NOW Go back to the swinging Sixties and Seventies, Ossie Clark style. Inspired by the iconic designer, Ossie Clark London is launching at Debenhams featuring tribute pieces and prints as well as a limited run of unreleased vintage designs. e label will be available in 45 stores nationwide from the end of January, with prices from £49 (08445 616 161/www.debenhams.com) ■ ZOOEY DESCHANEL AT THE 70TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

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hen it comes to lingerie that's made to be seen, Victoria's Secret is anything but under wraps. e brand recently unveiled their £1.6 million Floral Fantasy bra, flaunted on the catwalk by their 'Angel' Alessandra Ambrosio and hand-set with amethysts, sapphires, rubies and white, pink, and yellow diamonds - all set in 18 carat rose and yellow gold. Luckily, you don't need to rob a bank to look a million dollars in the bedroom on Valentine's night. Find the right bra and fit for you and it will not only bestow some va-va voom in the bust department but could help improve your posture, making you look taller and leaner too. Whether you're feeling sweet or sultry on February 14, lingerie can cater to your every mood. "Every woman wants to feel great about

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herself and the right lingerie can do just that," says Amanda Lorenzani, co-founder of Fox & Rose lingerie. "Fifty Shades Of Grey has certainly generated demand for more adventurous lingerie sets, but the line between sexy and sordid is very fine." Time to find your perfect match. GLAMOUR PUSS Make a statement in the bedroom with a dark, dominating look. If you like one colour, stick to seductive classic black, or try a big cat print if you're feeling wild. A sheer, embroidered mesh will keep things more subtle than a padded bra if you favour patterns. Lace is the fabric that's made for a seductress. If you feel too exposed, try a demi cup bra that's half sumptuous silk and offset with sultry lace. Forget visions of Bridget Jones big pants and think Brigitte Bardot instead. While

shapewear has proved a godsend for helping create a streamlined hourglass silhouette in clothes, it's tended to be far too unflattering to reveal what's underneath! But these days it can be alluring too - look for silky pieces that contour the body but feature mesh or lace panelling. GIRLY PRETTY Feminine florals are in full bloom for spring so transfer the catwalk trend to your lingerie drawer. ink English rose or Japanese cherry blossom rather than tropical blooms for guaranteed elegance. Offset cuteness overload by opting for seductive shapes or a surprise colourway, such as grey or blue accented with a contrasting floral embroidery. For the ultimate in girliness, try silk lingerie in pretty pastel or nude hues. Get the fit and cut just right and the simplicity will be breathtaking.


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ROMANTIC ROSE Embrace the glamour of past eras with vintage-inspired styling. French-style high-waisted knickers and corset-inspired bras will accentuate your assets, without losing the sexy factor. For something daintier, look for demure, soft pieces that lack obviousness in ethereal tones. Ornate embroidery and delicate straps are the details to covet. If skimpy sets aren't your thing, cover up in a slinky kimono wrap or chemise set and let his imagination run riot as to what lies beneath. SEXY SIREN Pull out all the stops with plunging necklines, racy cuts and bold colours. To channel your inner vixen, you can't beat lipstick red. Just make sure it's a tone that suits your colouring to achieve a flattering effect. For the ultimate in underwear indulgence, kit yourself out with a matching set consisting of bra, thong and suspenders to get pulses racing. Cutaway and peekaboo lines are made to shock. ey may be relatively understated from one side but rather more revealing on the reverse. SHOPPING S.O.S Buying lingerie as a gift can be a logistical nightmare for guys, but not if you do your homework. "For many men, lingerie is a confusing and intimidating world, but it's crucial they make the right choices if they want smiles rather than slaps on Valentine's Day!" Fox & Rose's Amanda Lorenzani says. HERE ARE HER TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THE MINEFIELD OF BUYING SMALLS: Take an all-important sneaky peak in her

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underwear draw and find out her correct sizes by looking at the labels. Be taste sensitive to gain serious brownie points. What style of knickers does she normally wear? Does she like thongs, short-style briefs or classic lace knickers? If she's not a fan of racy red, don't try and tempt her out of her comfort zone. If she's feminine, go for one of the stunning nude or pale lingerie sets and show her you pay attention. Most women enjoy receiving beautiful underwear they wouldn't necessarily buy themselves. Be bold and go for something versatile and different. For example, try a flowing yet sexy babydoll paired with a thong for a luxuriously sensual look. If in doubt about her size and style preferences, choose a beautiful silk robe. Ask for help. Whether you're buying in store or online. Most retailers enjoy helping out their male customers so don't feel embarrassed - they are there to help you pick the perfect gift. Avoid at all costs: crotchless knickers, edible lingerie, leather, PVC or fishnets, which rank as the most unpopular gifts. GET THE LOOK Great British Bake Off's Mary Berry has all the right ingredients for a classy red carpet look. She's cream of the crop in her Damsel in a Dress Kayleigh evening gown, £229 (www.damselinadress.co.uk).

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Radley stores nationwide and online at www.radley.co.uk throughout National Heart Month, February 2013, with 15% of profits going to the BHF. FASHION FLASH Dishonesty best policy e answer to the eternal question: "Does my bum look big in this?", should simply be, "No, dear". e majority of women would prefer to be lied to than hear the unpleasant truth, according to a survey by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk. When asked whether or not they wanted the cold hard truth when it came to outfit choices, 61% admitted that they wanted to be lied to, 29% said they preferred honesty, and 10% said it depended entirely on who the person giving the advice was. Women most commonly asked partners their opinion, followed by friends, then family members. More than a quarter (17%) asked colleagues for outfit advice, while 1% relied on strangers' opinions. Green slippers Reduce your carbon footprint with the high street's first recycled slipper. Marks & Spencer has developed a revolutionary new slipper, made from 100% recycled polyester fabric and created from recycled water bottles. M&S also sell the world's first sustainable suit, coat and chinos. e Per Una slipper is currently available in blue velour at M&S stores nationwide and online at www.marksandspencer.com, priced £12.50 ■

BUY IT NOW Hands up if you heart this Radley bag. e accessories brand has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to launch an exclusively designed red leather 'Pocket' bag, £99, and heart print canvas tote bag, £10. e limited edition bags will be sold in

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f you're among the 80% of people whose healthy New Year resolution has failed by the end of January, don't despair - National Heart Month is the ideal opportunity to get back on track. Heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK, and accounts for more than 80,000 deaths each year. Yet an estimated 42,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and strokes, could be prevented annually by lifestyle changes which will benefit general health as well as the heart. So if your healthy New Year intentions crumbled in the face of a chocolate bar or a sneaky cigarette, use February's National Heart Month to make at least one small

change that could make a big difference. Ellen Mason, a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), says: "By now, most New Year resolutions have gone out of the window, so on February 1 just think of doing one thing that could reduce your risk of heart disease and improve your mood - it's not just about your heart, you can look and feel so much better as well. "If you tell people to start going to the gym, completely change their diet, watch their salt etc, it can seem like a mountain to climb and people just give up. "But a small change is achievable, and doing something like going for a lunchtime walk regularly, for example, will make you feel better and improve your heart health."

Mason says 80% of heart disease is caused by lifestyle factors, so making small changes really can make a huge difference. e starting point for those small changes could be the first day of National Heart Month, February 1, when the BHF wants as many people as possible to Rock Up in Red to raise awareness of heart disease, and raise money for the charity. e idea of the initiative, which is supported by Mollie King of the Saturdays, is for people to wear something red for the day, from clothing to nail varnish, and give £2 to the BHF. And while wearing red, they might also introduce a small change to their lifestyle to improve their heart health.

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THE BHF'S TIPS ARE: GET MOVING! Inactive people are more likely to have a heart attack than active people, and it's never too late to start - being physically active in middle age can increase your life expectancy by two years, the same benefit as giving up smoking, says the BHF. Staying or getting active helps control weight, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol and improves mental health, as well as being beneficial for improving many other health problems. While exercise like playing a sport or swimming is great, regularly doing everyday things like walking, gardening and climbing stairs is also good for your heart health. Moderate intensity aerobic activity helps your heart most - that's repetitive rhythmic exercise which makes you feel warmer, breathe harder and makes your heart beat faster. e aim is to build up to a total of 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity a week - that might be 30 minutes five days a week. Mason points out: "Something as simple as regularly taking a brisk walk, doing some gardening or cycling, for 30 minutes five days a week, can halve your risk of heart disease. "You don't have to pay for gym membership or do a marathon - it's that simple." e BHF suggests setting realistic, specific goals, like walking for 30 minutes every day, and planning a time to do physical activity that fits in with your routine. Look for opportunities to be active during the day, such as using the stairs instead of the lift, or walking to the shops instead of driving. But always stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort.

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EAT FOR YOUR HEART A healthy diet can help reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop weight gain, thus reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower cholesterol levels. As well as the usual messages of eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, starchy foods, dairy and non-dairy protein and foods that are lower in fat, salt and sugar, the BHF advises that it is much easier to take small dietary steps rather than completely change your diet overnight. Mason suggests: "Initially you might just want to eat leaner cuts of meat and cut out the bacon butties. A small change is better than nothing, and you can gradually introduce more changes." GO SMOKE-FREE Smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with people who've never smoked, and quitting is the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking damages the artery lining, leading to a fatty build-up which narrows the artery. is can cause angina, a heart attack or stroke. In addition, blood is more likely to clot, increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke. However, the risk to your heart decreases significantly soon after you stop. Many smokers will have tried to quit as their New Year's resolution, and many may already have failed. But they should try again - and start small, says Mason. "Try using nicotine replacement products like e-cigarettes to gradually reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke, until you're really prepared to give up

completely," she suggests. "You've probably got a better chance with nicotine replacement than you have going cold turkey." She also advises seeking help from NHS Stop Smoking services. SENSIBLE DRINKING Drinking more than the recommended alcohol limits can have a harmful effect on the heart, causing abnormal heart rhythms, high blood pressure, damage to the heart muscle and other diseases such as stroke. To keep your whole body including your heart healthy, stick to drinking guidelines, advises the BHF. Men shouldn't regularly drink more than three to four units of alcohol a day, and women shouldn't regularly drink more than two to three units a day. A unit is a small glass of wine, or half a pint of beer. And if you drink too much, try reducing slowly to make keeping within the guidelines more achievable eventually, says Mason. DON'T KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY A family history of cardiovascular disease means you have an increased risk of developing the condition. As well as genes, the BHF points out that lifestyle habits, such as smoking or poor diet passed down the generations, can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. While there's nothing you can do about your family history, you can make sure your lifestyle doesn't further increase your heart disease risk, and tell your doctor you have family history of cardiovascular disease, as he/she may check your blood pressure and cholesterol.

If you're over the age of 40, you can also ask your doctor for a heart health check to find out your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. "It's the connection between the environment and genes that seems to cause disease a lot of the time," explains Mason. "at's why it's so important if you have a family history of heart disease to reduce the lifestyle risk factors." GET ADVICE As part of National Heart Month, Lloydspharmacy is starting a heart health assessment service offering a free consultation with a heart health specialist who will give advice about small lifestyle changes that could help keep your heart healthy. Alison Freemantle, heart health expert at Lloydspharmacy, says: "Many people will have started the New Year with good intentions to eat more healthily and improve their fitness, but unfortunately motivation tends to dwindle by the end of January. "National Heart Month is a great opportunity to reignite those resolutions and adopt at least one small change to help improve and maintain your heart health, and you could kick-start your new healthier lifestyle by using our heart health assessment service." For more information about heart health or to order a Rock Up in Red fundraising pack, visit www.bhf.org.uk, or call 0300 330 0645 for the pack The Lloydspharmacy heart health assessment service will be available in all branches of Lloydspharmacy from February ■

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or Spring/Summer 2013 the big hair trend for the season is UPBEAT and it’s ideal for those romantics out there as you prepare for Valentine’s Day. e trend is upbeat, spontaneous and full of energy. e two looks which make up the Spring/Summer Trend are Fusion and Decibel allowing you to choose which one is best suited to you. “Both Fusion and Decibel are brought together to bring the UPBEAT Spring/Summer trend to life. Expressing your finished look with colour, but instead of muted tones of beige and sand as we saw last year, UPBEAT is all about using precious pastels with this trend.” Carolyn orpe, Scissors Ferndown. FUSION e Fusion trend is a sophisticated palette of willow and porcelain with pastel accents and is ideal for the romantic at heart. Hair is big but natural with layering to add volume and depth to the look and the finished colour. is look is for the sophisticated lady who wants to make her presence known but in a natural and glamorous way. “Hair colour is faded, pastel colours with bright strong tones. Porcelain, olive, pale willow, tobacco and deep Chinese plum shades are used. While the style is structured but the spontaneous use of colour make this trend exciting and fresh.” Louise Hayward, Scissors Christchurch. DECIBEL e raspberry and fuchsia tones we saw in Spring/Summer 2012 have taken a new direction in Decibel and now span the full spectrum of red through to blue in neon. is trend is bold, spontaneous and ideal for the rock-chick in you. e colour is an explosion of colour think Lady Gaga and you are set to be on fire this Valentine’s Day. Fun-loving and cheerful Decibel is ideal for 54

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those that are flamboyant and want to be noticed. “For clients who demand attention and want to stand out from the crowd Decibel is ideal. If those of you that have a rock chick waiting to be unleashed speak to your Scissors’ Colourist today.” Kathleen Keating Scissors Ringwood. is Valentine’s Day make the most of the new Spring/Summer UPBEAT trend from Wella Professionals and let Scissors transform you for the next season ahead. “Hair trends are there to inspire you to experiment with new looks. At Scissors we pride ourselves on providing a full consultation to ensure the finished look is just what you expected and more. e UPBEAT trend has something for everyone and your colourist and stylist will be able to help you choose the right trend to ensure it suits you and your life.” Johan de Hollander, Scissors Bournemouth. Scissors Salon offer a full in-depth colour and style consultation to book your appointment call the nearest Scissors Salon Scissors Bournemouth - 01202 290888 Scissors Christchurch - 01202 483408 Scissors Ferndown - 01202 891373 Scissors Poole - 01202 674395 Scissors Ringwood - 01425 473784 Scissors New Milton - 01425 610958 Scissors Westbourne - 01202 761259 Scissors Winton - 01202 532562 To find out more about Scissors or to find your nearest Scissors Salon visit www.scissors.co.uk ■


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nails are all things you can glean from cuisine. Humble watercress recently rivalled expensive potions when, after just four weeks of adding a bag a day to their diet, 10 out of 11 females experienced visible improvements to their skin, according to a Watercress Alliance study. It's not rocket science. Pack your diet with vitamin and mineral-rich goodness

and you'll reap the beauty benefits. Over one third (70%) of Brits opt for a natural approach to their daily beauty routine, a survey commissioned by Tropicana revealed. "ere's a growing body of evidence that shows the look and feel of our skin may be influenced by what we eat," says Amanda Ursell, Tropicana nutritionist. "Specific nutrients found in your diet


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Spinach (12mg in 100g) and red peppers (7mg in 100g) are both good sources. Add some hearty chunks of sweet potato for an extra fix of Vitamin E. Forget ice cream and try a small scoop of coconut oil for afters. Jennifer Aniston was spotted toting the ingredient in her shopping basket. e plant oil promotes supple, deeply hydrated skin and it's versatile too... "We get a lot of enquiries about whether our Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is for eating or for beauty - and the answer is both," says Dr Organic spokesperson Michael Lightowlers.

SNACKS Nibbling on nuts will help conquer hunger pangs between meals - and top-up your beauty regime too. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E and chewing a few a day can help improve skin texture and lessen after-meal surges in blood sugar levels. Hazelnuts are another good source. Fruit also makes great beautifying snacks. Tangerines are a good source of lutein, while blueberries, strawberries and kiwis are packed with vitamin C to aid collagen production and keep capillaries healthy. And munching a few dried apricots, high in iron, will help improve skin tone.

DINNER You can't beat oily fish for enviable skin and hair. e fatty acids found in salmon, mackerel and sardines can help give you a post-facial-like glow, keeping your skin plump and moisturised. If Christmas leftovers and curries haven't put you off, turkey is also a healthy dinner alternative. Hunter says: "A 100g serving contains nearly 75% of an adult's Recommend Daily Allowance (RDA) of protein. It's also low in fat and rich in zinc and selenium - an antioxidant that benefits the skin and immune system." For sides, try carrots: "Rich in alpha-carotene and beta-carotene, which convert to vitamin A, this is essential for the manufacture of new skin cells," Hunter advises. Chocoholics don't have to deny themselves completely for dessert. Just stick to the dark stuff, rather than white or milk choc. Good quality dark chocolate, with high cocoa contents, contains a group of phytochemicals called flavonols that can help protect the skin against free radical damage, known to cause wrinkles and anti-ageing.

BEAUTY SHOPPING LIST Give the fruit and veg stalls a run for their money with your bathroom shelves. Stock up on these food-inspired beauties: e Body Shop's Vitamin C range improves skin tone and promotes a radiant glow, from £9-15 www.thebodyshop.co.uk. Dr Organic's Manuka Honey Face Mask offers a host of skin restoring and repairing properties, £7.19 (Holland & Barrett). Korres's Watercress Ultra Nourishing and Moisturising Cream restores the balance of lipids and oils keeping skin super-hydrated, £19 www.feelunique.com. MyChelle's Incredible Pumpkin Peel rejuvenates and supports cellular renewal for fresher skin, £24.50 www.mychelleuk.com. Lush's H'suan Wen Hua is a treatment for tresses that features fresh free range eggs and soya lecithin for a super protein boost, £8.95 www.lush.co.uk ■

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January resolutions may be in full swing but who says you have to be cruel to be kind? e dreaded detox doesn't have to be a chore. When it comes to January revitalisation, undoing the festive season damage can actually be quite pleasurable. A little extra sleep and a whole lot of pampering can do wonders for December-induced dull skin. Not sure where to start? Comfort Zone's 2013 UK Spa Trend Report reveals the areas to focus on to make yourself feel human again - no fasting, juicing or gym inductions required. is is one detox you won't want to confine to January. HEAVENLY HYDRATION UK spa therapists named dehydration as the biggest skincare problem they see. Factor in a very 'spirited' festive season of excess alcohol and your skin is most likely screaming out for a detoxifying drink. Water makes up about two-thirds of the weight of a healthy body and the slightest imbalance can lead to lethargy, mood swings and a lack of elasticity in the skin. Emma Dunne, manager at e Ritz Salon, London, says: "Many clients come to the spa looking for a cure for dull and tired skin, assuming the ageing process is to blame. "Usually the answer to their lacklustre complexion is in fact dehydration." Increase your water intake to a minimum of two litres a day and look for products that deliver maximum hydration and moisture to quench thirsty skin. REST AND RELAXATION Yes, you heard it right. Pounding the treadmill at the gym shouldn't be your only January prescription. Add sleep, according to Comfort Zone's spa gurus. "Women spa visitors are showing more signs of stress and sleep deprivation than men with the majority of them falling asleep during a treatment," says Catherine de Villiers, spa manager at e 60

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Spa in Dolphin Square. Counteract all those late December nights by snatching some extra shut-eye. Scientists from the University of Washington revealed sleeping for fewer than seven hours a night 'encourages' the genes that cause weight gain. Turn your bathroom into a sanctum for rest, warmth and privacy before bedtime. Light calming candles and create a dreamy relaxing bath using sleep-enhancing essential oils like lavender, jasmine or sandalwood. DIY SPA Booking a visit to your favourite spa may be more of an occasional treat than a regularity, especially in budget-conscious January. Recreate the spa atmosphere at home and you can reap the rejuvenation benefits. e steam room is the easiest to replicate on a smaller scale with a facial steam for a deep cleanse. Simply fill a bowl with hot water and add a product like Dr Hauschka's Facial Steam Bath (£26.45 from www.drhauschka.co.uk). Lean over the bowl covering your head with a towel and breathe deeply for up to 10 minutes (three if you have sensitive skin). A good spa therapist is never far away from a body brush so invest for noticeably smoother, softer skin. Kelly Morrell, manager at Elemis day-spa, says: "A brush a day keeps dry skin away. Try dry body brushing before showering in an upward and outward motion." GO ORGANIC No need to clear out your fridge and cupboards and replace with organic-only ingredients. If you're aiming for the body beautiful, however, it's worth reassessing your beauty routine and seeking out products that are pure, natural and free of added nasties. "Organic skincare has really come of age and the results we are seeing can at last compete with the more classic skincare lines," explains Liz Holmes, spa director at Rockliffe Hall, Darlington.


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You don't need to go back to basics either. Brands like Organic Surge, whose skincare products hold the EcoCert certification, are launching indulgent ranges like their new 'Luxury Collection' alongside everyday products. VITAMIN SHOT Flagging on your five-a-day quota already? Vitamins have come a long way from chewable vitamin C tablets, focusing on our skin needs too. "Today, it is very clear that correct nutrition, physical activity, the help of dietary supplements to improve organ function, along with a topical application of the latest skincare breakthroughs, are equally vital components needed for optimal health of our skin," suggests Davide Bollati, Comfort Zone founder. It's an inside-out approach to beauty that's becoming big business with a plethora of new supplement brands on the market. If you feel your skin, hair or nails are lacking in vitality, there's a targeted daily pill you can pop. Visit FeelUnique.com for a vast selection of supplements.

Nivea Q10 Plus Firming Goodbye Cellulite Gel-Cream, £10.89 (Boots) is miracle cream delivers smooth skin results in days, not weeks. e gel-like formula absorbed instantly making dressing after application a doddle. 5/5 BUY IT NOW Forget the heels, Jimmy Choo has launched its second fragrance, Flash. e bling crystal faceted bottle is reminiscent of a paparazzi flash bulb. Flash is available exclusively at Debenhams from January 14 and nationwide from January 28, priced from £36 for 40ml EDP.

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BEAUTY BULLETIN Heartfelt beauty e Body Shop is hitting all the right notes with their first ever charity single. Teaming up with Teenage Cancer Trust, the Beauty With Heart track is written and performed by British singer/songwriter Leddra Chapman. e song is available to download now for 99p from www.fairsharemusic.com with all proceeds going to Teenage Cancer Trust. e Body Shop aims to raise £250,000 for the charity with fundraising activities throughout the year. Visit www.thebodyshop.com/teenagecancertrust

Dr Organic Royal Jelly Cellulite Cream, £9.29 (Holland & Barrett) his cellulite cream behaves more like a quality organic body lotion as it lacks toning and smoothing powers. Reassuringly, it's a natural product but the thick consistency is hard to work into the skin. 2/5

Recessionista alert Lift the January blues - and your lashes - with Seventeen's eye opening offer. Buy the newly launched Doll'd Up mascara, £6.29, and get an accompanying Doll'd Up 3 Way Liquid Eyeliner free. Offer available from January 23 to February 26 from Boots and www.boots.com, while stocks last ■

Avon Solution Cellu-Defy Intensive Anti-Cellulite Lotion, £10 (www.avonshop.co.uk/shop) Soft to the touch and doesn't leave a sticky sensation on the skin afterwards. After a few weeks of use, I notice the orange peel effect has lessened slightly so I'll be persisting for a smoother bottom and thighs. 3/5

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t seems as soon as Christmas is over we start to browse through holiday brochures and dream of summer. But before that we have the most magical of British seasons; springtime. Writing this I realise that the word itself is onomatopoeia. It’s so full of bounce and youthfulness. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for it yet but for gardeners and farmers, cricketers and all of summer’s sports people this is the time of hopes and anticipation of great harvests, livestock births, runs and catches of every sort. And of course a sight of the legendary Spring or March Hare. To me, however, the word brings to mind a different sort of irrepressible energy; the coiled metal spring which, once invented, enabled the production of portable timepieces and chronometers giving invaluable advancement to navigation, and in the early 19th century, the most luxurious seating that had ever been experienced. By 1833 large quantities of coiled springs were being produced in Birmingham for upholsterers to use in the construction of chairs, sofas, settees and bedding. To put the importance of this development into context we have to remember that in the preceding quarter of a century the population in England had almost doubled to around eighteen million. So in one generation twice as many people needed housing and those houses had to be furnished. The industrial revolution affected the production of household furniture as much as any other aspect of Victorian life, and by the middle of the century there were over fifty thousand men, women and children involved in the furniture industry. The change in the appearance and comfort of seat furniture was breathtaking. Whereas 18th century upholsterers complemented the lines of a chair with minimum horse hair filling placed onto 62

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interlaced webbing fixed over the top of the seat frame, sacrificing comfort (but not necessarily healthy posture) in the cause of elegance, the coiled springs were attached to webbing fixed under the seat frame and topped with a filling of anything to hand. Dog and other animal hair, straw and even the residue of materials swept up from the workshop floor were all fair game for the stuffing according to the price level of the finished article. The result was a seat resembling a sort of marsh mallow on legs. This was further complicated within a few years by the practice of deep-buttoning, which created a dimpled marsh mallow effect, attractive but a nightmare to keep cleaan. The now universally popular Chesterfield type settee is a good example. On an academic note therefore a quick glance will enable the viewer to recognise that any such upholstery will be after the turn of the 18th to 19th centuries and not before. Unfortunately in the early years of this revolution, not everyone could afford even the cheapest versions of the newly fashionable furniture, so thousands of 18th century and earlier chairs, which now we would prize most highly, were stripped and adapted to take the latest sprung seats. Sacrilege we cry, but of course in the Victorian period there was little veneration of old furniture, which accounts for the large number of Georgian chests of drawers ruined by handles being replaced simply to make them look fashionable. But that’s another story. So too is the aforementioned development of timekeeping due to the spring. The manufacture of fine steel springs small enough to be encased in portable timepieces occurred during the late 16th century and within one hundred years had become sufficiently viable to enable the wealthy classes to own such a power symbol as a pocket watch.

A spring balance mechanism introduced during the last forty years of the 1600’s gave greater accuracy and together with further sophistications to the mechanism, prompted the government in 1713 to offer a prize of an astounding £20,000. to anyone who could produce a chronometer. This instrument could well be described as the perfect watch, for it had to keep accurate time at sea and at any point on the globe. The forty-year lifelong struggle of clockmaker John Harrison is well chronicled. Suffice to say despite the most outrageous and underhand attempts by his competitors to sabotage his every effort Harrison was eventually

awarded the full amount in 1773 following a personal intervention by George III. Harrison’s masterpiece can be truly appreciated in the light of the next fifteen years, within which time his model was refined to a degree that enabled the general production of marine chronometers that remained unsurpassed until the development of radar. So springtime can bring to mind a wide variety of thoughts…from hairsprings to March Hares to hair mattresses and Victorian sprung beds. I wonder if there is any connection with the 19th century fashion for calling children ‘offspring’.


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Aston Martin launches global celebrations marking a century of success

THE LUXURY BRAND IS MARKING THE OFFICIAL ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR OF ITS FOUNDING 100 YEARS AGO. ondon marked the start of a year-long celebration of all things Aston Martin, with a ceremony in Chelsea’s Henniker Mews – the original home of the company that went on to become Aston Martin, founded on 15th January 1913. Joining with the Aston Martin Heritage Trust to unveil a commemorative plaque, the sports car maker is lining up a special centenary edition of its new ultimate GT – the Vanquish – alongside the oldest Aston Martin in existence, A3.

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The event recalls the day 100 years ago when founders Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford saw their new automotive venture incorporated as ‘Bamford and

Martin Ltd’. Production of the very first Aston Martin car, known as ‘Coal Scuttle’ commenced soon after. The ‘Aston’ element was inspired by Lionel Martin’s passion for hill climb competitions, in particular the Aston Clinton hill climb in Buckinghamshire. Aston Martin CEO, Dr Ulrich Bez said: “I am proud to be celebrating 100 years of heritage and the best of British craftsmanship. “Aston Martin is known around the world for our leading design combined with advanced technology. Ours is the coolest luxury car brand on the planet and I am looking forward to our second century of building the world’s most desirable sports cars.” FEBRAURY2013 73

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ASTON MARTIN TIMELINE 1913 On 15th January 1913 Robert Bamford and Lionel by Tadek Marek. It produces 240bhp and Oxfordshire. The DB7 goes on to become the Martin form Bamford and Martin Ltd, based in propels the DB4 to 140mph. The four-seater most significant Aston Martin to date and Henniker Mews, off Fulham Road in London body is designed by Carrozzeria Touring of represents a turning point for the company 1915 The first Aston Martin is registered on 16 Milan, using their ‘Superleggera’ construction 1993 The 550bhp Vantage is launched to great acclaim March. It is christened ‘Coal Scuttle’ and method in which handmade aluminium 1999 DB7 Vantage Coupe and Volante powered by a 1389cc Coventry Climax engine panels are fixed to a tubular frame built versions are produced using the first V12 1920 The second prototype Aston Martin is developed onto a substantial platform chassis production engine for Aston Martin at new premises at Abingdon Road, Kensington. 1959 The DBR1 wins the World Sports Car 2000 A new era begins under Dr Ulrich Bez, It’s fitted with a 1487cc engine and front wheel Championship with victories in the who becomes Chairman and CEO. His brakes. It is the true forerunner to the first Nürburgring 1000km and at Goodwood vision of a modern Aston Martin will production cars. along the way. The crowning glory is outright mark the beginning of the most successful Count Louis Zborowski begins to invest in the victory at the Le Mans 24 hour with Carroll period in Aston Martin’s history company and Robert Bamford steps away Shelby and Roy Salvadori at the wheel 2001 A new supercar utilising a bonded aluminium 1922 An Aston Martin prototype nicknamed ‘Bunny’ 1960 Aston Martin begins its long association with chassis and body with carbon fibre breaks ten world records in 16 1/2 hours at Milan-based coachbuilder Zagato. The DB4 composites is launched. The V12 Vanquish Brooklands. It averages 76mph. GT Zagato features a 314bhp engine, acrylic sets a new blueprint for Aston Martin eiling, Roger Careyy, Chairman of the Aston Martin Speaking at the unvveiling, Aston Martin fields two cars at the windows and a super lightweight body. Only 2003 Aston newAglobal T en facts fac cts y you ou didn n’t ’t kno ow wMartin’s about stonheadquarters Martin:is Heritage TrustGrand “It’son fitting, I think, that w wee havvee bo both oth the19new west est and between 1960-1963 said: Prix French 16th July are produced opened in Gaydon, Warwickshire. It’s the first oldest Aston M ar tins in existence her e at H enniker M ews , wher e this 1925 The company goes into receivership but is 1964 Sean Connery as James Bond drives the purpose-built facility in the company’s history 1.anTiconic herre hav h e been 10 differ ent versions ersions of the Aston M Mar artin began 100 years yearsJohn ago.Benson, kshops wer remarkable stor This is where the wornew e first and rescued byyLord Charnwood, DB5 w iner Goldfinger 2003rent DB9v production getsiconic underway at Gaydon badge. 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In 100 years Aston M Mar artin has prroduced oduced just over 60,000 sports cars Martin’s new range by winning the Biennial Cup 1975 Canadian George Minden and American It will go on to secure class victories to be back at the Aston M artin Chairman, David Richards said: “It’s great 4. rescue It is accur ccur ately estimated that ree in than of all Aston M Mar artins at the Le Mans 24 hour race with Pat Driscol. businessman Peter Sprague the rately at Le mor Mans 200790% and 2008 place where it all started. The Aston Martin story reaches a significant built arree still in eexistence xistence Sir Arthur Sutherland becomes the new company from administration 2007 A new chapter in the company’s history is written itage and fier cely independent milestone in 2013 with our unique her owner of Aston Martin and focuses his 1976 The controversial William Towns’-designed as Aston Martin returns to independence. 5. Aston M Mar artin has manufactur red ed cars frrom om se s ven locations in the citing chapters yet et to come. “We look for ward to tradition inspir exxciting efforts oning a new road car range y Lagonda is launched. It attracts a huge The Ford Motor Company sells Aston past 100 years with our team, our par tners , our customers and Aston shar ing this milestone 1935 The Aston Martin Owners’ Club is founded at The amount of publicity and sales are strong Martin to a consortium of two international 6. 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ASTON MARTIN TIMELINE 1913 On 15th January 1913 Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin form Bamford and Martin Ltd, based in Henniker Mews, off Fulham Road in London 1915 The first Aston Martin is registered on 16 March. It is christened ‘Coal Scuttle’ and powered by a 1389cc Coventry Climax engine 1920 The second prototype Aston Martin is developed at new premises at Abingdon Road, Kensington. It’s fitted with a 1487cc engine and front wheel brakes. It is the true forerunner to the first production cars. Count Louis Zborowski begins to invest in the company and Robert Bamford steps away 1922 An Aston Martin prototype nicknamed ‘Bunny’ breaks ten world records in 16 1/2 hours at Brooklands. It averages 76mph. Aston Martin fields two cars at the French Grand Prix on 16th July 1925 The company goes into receivership but is rescued by Lord Charnwood, John Benson, Augustus Cesare Bertelli and William Renwick. It is renamed Aston Martin Motors and relocates to Feltham, Middlesex 1932 Bertelli proves the speed and endurance of Aston Martin’s new range by winning the Biennial Cup at the Le Mans 24 hour race with Pat Driscol. Sir Arthur Sutherland becomes the new owner of Aston Martin and focuses his efforts on a new road car range 1935 The Aston Martin Owners’ Club is founded at The Grafton Hotel on Tottenham Court Road, London 1939 The highly advanced Atom prototype takes shape. It has an early type of spaceframe chassis, independent front suspension, an aerodynamic shape and a four-speed Cotal electric gearbox 1947 Engineering magnate David Brown answers an ad in The Times seeking an owner for a ‘high class motor business’ and buys Aston Martin for £20,000. Following the purchase of Lagonda he forms Aston Martin Lagonda 1948 A 2-litre Sports wins the SpaFrancorchamps 24-hour race 1949 Three DB2s tackle the Le Mans 24 hours, including one with a new 2.6-litre in-line sixcylinder engine designed by Willie Watson 1955 David Brown buys Tickford Motor Bodies in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. Production of Aston Martins begins to migrate to the new facility 1958 The DB4 is launched, powered by a new 3.7-litre in-line six cylinder engine designed

by Tadek Marek. It produces 240bhp and propels the DB4 to 140mph. The four-seater body is designed by Carrozzeria Touring of Milan, using their ‘Superleggera’ construction method in which handmade aluminium panels are fixed to a tubular frame built onto a substantial platform chassis 1959 The DBR1 wins the World Sports Car Championship with victories in the Nürburgring 1000km and at Goodwood along the way. The crowning glory is outright victory at the Le Mans 24 hour with Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori at the wheel 1960 Aston Martin begins its long association with Milan-based coachbuilder Zagato. The DB4 GT Zagato features a 314bhp engine, acrylic windows and a super lightweight body. Only 19 are produced between 1960-1963 1964 Sean Connery as James Bond drives the new DB5 in Goldfinger and an iconic on-screen relationship is born 1972 David Brown sells Aston Martin and Company Developments take control. In a period of uncertainty Aston Martin changes hands again 1975 Canadian George Minden and American businessman Peter Sprague rescue the company from administration 1976 The controversial William Towns’-designed Lagonda is launched. It attracts a huge amount of publicity and sales are strong 1981 The company changes hands again, this time bought by Tim Hearley’s CH Industrial and Victor Gauntlett’s Pace Petroleum. Gauntlett becomes chairman and quickly begins to turn Aston Martin around 1984 Automotive Industrial becomes sole owners of Aston Martin but Gauntlett stays on in his role. He’s soon a shareholder again when shipping magnate Peter Livanos takes a 75% share and Gauntlett the remaining 25% 1986 The Vantage Zagato is launched and becomes one of the fastest supercars in the world with a top speed of 186mph. Just 52 Coupés and 37 Volantes are produced. 1987 Ford Motor Company takes a 75% share of Aston Martin and later becomes sole owner. A period of rapid investment begins 1993 The Ian Callum-designed DB7 is unveiled at the Geneva Auto Salon. It goes on sale the following year and is produced at a new factory in Bloxham,

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Oxfordshire. The DB7 goes on to become the most significant Aston Martin to date and represents a turning point for the company The 550bhp Vantage is launched to great acclaim DB7 Vantage Coupe and Volante versions are produced using the first V12 production engine for Aston Martin A new era begins under Dr Ulrich Bez, who becomes Chairman and CEO. His vision of a modern Aston Martin will mark the beginning of the most successful period in Aston Martin’s history A new supercar utilising a bonded aluminium chassis and body with carbon fibre composites is launched. The V12 Vanquish sets a new blueprint for Aston Martin Aston Martin’s new global headquarters is opened in Gaydon, Warwickshire. It’s the first purpose-built facility in the company’s history DB9 production gets underway at Gaydon – the first car to use VH architecture Aston Martin’s engine plant in Cologne, Germany commences production of all V12 and V8 engines The DBR9 marks a return to the racetrack. It will go on to secure class victories at Le Mans in 2007 and 2008 A new chapter in the company’s history is written as Aston Martin returns to independence. The Ford Motor Company sells Aston Martin to a consortium of two international investment houses, Investment Dar and Adeem Investment, led by Chairman David Richards The rapid development of the brand continues. The four-door Rapide is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motorshow and the V12 Vantage and DBS Volante are launched. Aston Martin also unveils the ultimate expression of the marque, the One-77. On its debut the One-77 wins the Design Award in the Concepts and Prototypes Class at the Concorse d’Eleganza, Ville d’Este, Italy An historic partnership is rekindled with the launch of the V12 Zagato at the Concorso d’Eleganza, Ville d’Este, Italy. It also went on to win the Design Award in the Concepts and Prototypes Class at the Concorse d’Eleganza The iconic Vanquish name returns for a new flagship. This ultimate grand tourer combines world-leading design, industry-leading technology and advanced engineering to create a car that is the best Aston Martin in history.

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